Waiting On… | My Anticipated Releases, AKA a shopping list for things that don’t exist


Logic dictates that this post should have gone up around new year. Or at least some time in January. A new year, what better way to bring it in than look at all the book you’re excited for?

Well, this post isn’t logical. In January, I could barely think of any books I’m anticipating. I lost complete track of when each book is being released, so it took some time to gather everything up. But recently, I added a “waiting on…” page in my bullet journal, listing all the books I’m waiting for this year. And so, here at last, are the books I’m waiting for!

This will be split into two sections: The books that are new, shiny releases, and the books that are already out, but I’m waiting for a specific edition.

Let’s have a look at my anticipated releases!


Note: All the images for the covers will be linked to Goodreads!

I won’t be listing these in chronological order, because as I said before, this post is not logical.

(And because I’m lazy, but we’ll ignore that)



Released February 21st

As I’m sure you all know by now, I’m a huge fan of Victoria Schwab’s books. This one comes out really close to my birthday, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get it a few days after it’s release. This being the 3rd and final novel in the Shades of Magic trilogy, I can’t wait to see how it ends.

And judging by the photos I’ve seen of it compared to the other two, it’s going to be epic, because this book is HUGE.

I am so ready for it.



Released May 2nd

Again, the final one in a trilogy (although there’s the whole confusing thing about there being another 3 books? From someone else’s perspective? So is it the same series or sort of a companion trilogy? Huh?)

I know this one is going to stab me in the heart a little. And by a little I mean I won’t function in the real world for a good month or so. The second book – A Court of Mist and Fury – was bad enough. Now…we’ll see how Sarah J Maas “ends” series’.

Oh god.



Released September

So there was a weird shuffle around concerning these books. The final Throne of Glass was meant to be released this year, but it’s been pushed back to 2018. And now this – which was meant to be a novella – is a full novel.

I’m not a huge fan of Chaol, but I’m looking forward to this nonetheless. I feel like he’ll grow on me a bit more with this one, and I’m intrigued to see what he was up to during his vanishing act in Empire of Storms. Plus, we get to see more of the world. Please, please let Ansel be part of this book!



Released Summer 2017

So this one is totally biased because my friend Christine over @weereader is publishing her first book! A fantasy book based on Scottish folklore, this book sounds right up my street anyway, so I’m biting at every opportunity to know the tiniest smidgen more about this book.

I’ve actually already (somehow) created fanart for this book, so I’ll be showing that closer to it’s release!



Released July 18th

This is one of those weird cases where I read the synopsis forever ago, remember liking the sound of it, but now have no idea what it’s actually about.

But I like going into books blind, so I’m holding that initial excitement hostage. I see people raving about it on Twitter all the time, all those early birds and friends of Sierra with their proof copies, so it’s not hard to keep my excitement going.



Released March 2nd

I actually forgot for a while that this li’l beauty was coming out soon, and so now my excitement levels are on a high to make up for lost time.

Again, the final book in a trilogy (why are all my trilogies ending this year?) and one I’m really intrigued about. The first two books got better as they went on, so I’m hoping the same happens with this one. Either way, I really loved the first two and the covers are stunning, so how can it NOT be on my list?



Released March 7th


I usually wait for the paperbacks. The paperbacks take ages to come out, and this is a favourite series of mine. I was going to borrow it from a library, then there was a cover change. Long story short I’m now just collecting both the hardcover collector’s editions (original cover – i.e this cover) and the new cover paperbacks when they’re released.


I used to be a bookworm who

1. Never bought hardbacks and

2. Didn’t see the point in getting more than one edition of each book

But ohhh how that’s changed. Granted, I still only buy paperbacks if I can help it – which is the reason I’m still waiting for most of these books – but I’ve started gathering many editions of my favourite books. As you will soon see…


new-bone-season  Released February 9thnew-mime-order

Remember me just a moment ago saying I’m collecting the editions of The Bone Season? Well, gotta get the first two then so they match, haven’t I?

I know these are out already, but I’m getting them for my birthday at the end of the month so *technically* I’m still waiting for them…



Released June 1st

The second these 20th anniversary Hogwarts house editions of Philosopher’s Stone were announced, I knew I’d be getting one. And being a Slytherin, I’ll be getting the Slytherin edition. LOOK HOW STUNNING IT IS I LOVE IT. I love the paperbacks too, but for some reason the black hardcovers are drawing me that tiniest smidgen of a bit more.

I’m going to have about ten editions of the first Harry Potter book by the time I’m done.

*whispers* I’m not even sorry



Released March 28th

This one is already out…in hardcover. And as a bookworm who will always buy paperbacks unless they’re pretty collectors editions, I’m stubborn as a cat trying to cat a light. I will wait. I will hold out. I will get the book eventually, and it will be the greatest prize for my endurance.

At least I won’t have to wait much longer. I keep seeing people reading early copies of the second book and it’s getting me all excited to join the hype. I can’t wait!



Released October 5th

Again, this one is already out, but I’m waiting for the paperback. Which is kind of confusing actually, because goodreads says the paperback is already published, but Amazon says it’s out October 5th *shrugs*

Either way, this one sounds incredible, and I’ve not heard one bad word against it yet. I really hope the paperback has the same cover too, because this is STUNNING.

So those are all the books I’m waiting for!

Are there any here that you’re anticipating too?

What other books are you anticipating?

Let me know in the comments!

Until next time…


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35 thoughts on “Waiting On… | My Anticipated Releases, AKA a shopping list for things that don’t exist

    1. Thank you! I did try to preorder A Conjuring of Light too, but for some reason the paperback preorder option vanished from Amazon UK? So I’m hoping I can get it from the bookstore a few days after!

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  2. I absolutely adore the new HP House editions! I want the Ravenclaw hardcover one sooo badly. The Changeling’s Journey sounds really good and I always love supporting bloggers who end up publishing books. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for that one 🙂

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  3. Great post Ashleigh, I love the way you write posts in such a chatty way! Also this is the first time The Changeling’s Journey has ever been mentioned on a blog that wasn’t mine! Thank youuuuu

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  4. These all sound like brilliant books! I’ve wanted to read The Star Touched Queen for ages – it’s only 99p on the Amazon Kindle store at the moment, but I really want it in paperback to go on my shelf so I’m just waiting to buy a copy 🙂


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    1. Thank you! And it’s hard keeping up, I lost track of everything at one point and then January came, I wanted to write this post, and I just thought “I’ve no idea” 😆


  5. The Song Rising!! I’m also excited for A Court of Wings and Ruin but TSR is a book I’ve been waiting two years for so that book is top of the top on my anticipated list for this year. Especially after how TMO ended! I seriously can’t wait to dive into that book. Except then there’s the wait for the next book after that lol. 🙈

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  6. A CONJURING OF LIGHT!! I can’t wait for this to be released! I kinda want to wait until the US paperback is released but I don’t think I can’t so I preordered the UK paperback instead hahaha and seriously considering to reread ADSOM & AGOS soon 😛 Also yes to ACOWAR and Chaol’s book, I liked him so much ahaha and The Bear of the Nightingale is already out in paperback, I ordered mine from TBD in that same cover 😀

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